KENYA WEB EXPERTS HOSTING REVIEW

The company has a reputation of being one of the best web hosting service providers for individual website/blog owners, businesses and institutions.

Kenya Web Experts offers almost all the web hosting services you may be looking for in 2020.

These services include domain registration, shared hosting, VPS and dedicated servers, SSL certificates and reseller hosting plans among others.

Below is a detailed review of each of these services, with their prices and features.

Kenya Web Experts Domain Prices

Domain registration prices in Kenya will generally range between Ksh 500 to Ksh 1000, depending on the TLD/extension.

It is therefore unwise to make a decision on the best web hosting company based on their domain prices.

Or should I say that some companies will use cheap or free domains as baits to attract new clients?

In simple terms, Be careful with Free domains and free hosting offers.

Kenya Web Experts is a Kenyan company that offers domain registration at cheap and affordable prices payable via M-PESA or PayPal.

The chart below outlines Kenya Web Experts registration, renewal and transfer charges for the most popular domains.

TABLE: KENYA WEB EXPERTS DOMAIN REGISTRATION, RENEWAL & TRANSFER PRICES AS AT JAN 2020
Domain Registration (Ksh) Annual Renewal (Ksh) Transfer (Ksh)
.com 1000 1000 1000
.co.ke 1000 1580 Free
.ke 5,999 6999 Free
.org 1260 1260 1260
.net 1260 1460 1260
.ac.ke 1000 1580 Free
.sc.ke 1000 1580 Free
.go.ke 1000 1580 Free
.africa 1900 1900 1000

Kenya Web Experts Hosting Packages

At Kenya Web, you will get a variety of web hosting packages to choose from.

The company offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS and dedicated servers and Windows web hosting services at relatively affordable prices.

Kenya Web Shared Hosting Prices

KENYA WEB STARTER HOSTING PACKAGE FEATURES & PRICES AS AT JAN 2020
Starter Package
Ksh. 2,100/Yr
Disc Space 30 GB
Bandwidth 300 GB
Memory/RAM 500 MB
FREE SSL Certificate x
Email Accounts UNLIMITED
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
Website Transfer Ksh. 1,000
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain No
Other Features DNS ManagementSSH Access

Cloudflare Ready

Email Virus Scanning

Backups

The cheapest web hosting plan at Kenya Web goes for Ksh. 2100/yr.

The plan is most suitable for small websites and blogs that require not so much disc space.

With this hosting package, you get 30GB of disc space and 300GB bandwidth for your website.

If you are setting up a blog, 30GB is more than enough disc space.

Text is the main tenant to a blog, and being very economical, it occupies very little space.

But if you will be using tons of images and flash, you need to get a plan with more disk space.

It’s not wise to have videos uploaded directly to your site, instead, consider having a YouTube channel where you can upload your videos.

You can then embed the videos on your site and give your users an amazing experience without exhausting your allocated disc space.

Bandwidth shouldn’t worry you that much when choosing a web host – especially if you are just starting out.

Although many web hosts will shout about “unlimited” bandwidth, a closer look at the plans reveals that unlimited isn’t truly unlimited.

300GB bandwidth is sufficient for any new website with medium traffic.

The memory (RAM) allocated for most hosting packages at Kenya Web is 500MB.

At this point, it’s important to note that a website with a lot of traffic will need more memory than a site with little traffic.

If your website expects a lot of traffic, you will need to choose one of the business hosting plans with RAM allocations of 1GB.

If these values are still unattractive to you, consider choosing a plan from alternative companies such as Hostpinnacle.

With Hostpinnacle, the cheapest plan (Ksh 1500/yr) comes with 2GB RAM.

The Standard Hostpinnacle package costing Ksh 3,500/yr comes with attractive RAM values of 4GB.

Of course, you want the best hosting plan at the cheapest price possible.

You want some good allocation of CPU and RAM resources, but always remember that what is advertised may not be what you get.

When a shared hosting plan marks 1GB as your RAM allocation, the implication is that you are not allowed to use more than 1GB.

It is in real sense not an explicit promise that the 1GB will be at your disposal at any time you may need it.

Again, more RAM on a shared hosting plan does not obviously translate to faster websites.

And that’s where customer reviews work the extra magic. Do your homework.

Seek to know what other website owners have to say about the web hosting companies on your list.

If you need more disc space and more bandwidth for your website, you can upgrade to the Standard Hosting plan for Ksh. 7,100/yr.

KENYA WEB EXPERTS STANDARD HOSTING FEATURES & PRICES AS AT JAN 2020
Standard Package
Ksh. 7,100/Yr
Disc Space 70 GB
Bandwidth 700 GB
Memory/RAM 500 MB
FREE SSL Certificate x
Email Accounts UNLIMITED
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
Website Transfer Ksh. 1,000
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain No
Other Features DNS ManagementSSH Access

Cloudflare Ready

Email Virus Scanning

Backups

With this plan, you get all the resources allocated to the Starter Plan, with an additional 40GB web disc space and an extra 200GB bandwidth.

What can you do with 70 GB of web space? Almost anything necessary for a standard website.

And what can you do with 700GB bandwidth?

Let’s say with time your website/blog has managed an average audience of 20,000 visitors per month and 5 pages per visitor.

In such a case, your website will need about 5GB of bandwidth per month.

An upper limit of 700GB per year translates to about 58GB bandwidth per month.

Clearly, this is 10 times more than a normal website can exhaust.

The 700GB bandwidth is therefore good enough for a site with between 4000 to 6000 visitors per day.

Still, if your website requires unlimited disc space and unlimited bandwidth, you can upgrade to the Gold package.

KENYA WEB EXPERTS GOLD HOSTING FEATURES & PRICES AS AT JAN 2020
Gold Package
Ksh. 14,100/Yr
Disc Space UNLIMITED
Bandwidth UNLIMITED
Memory/RAM 500 MB
FREE SSL Certificate x
Email Accounts UNLIMITED
MySQL Databases UNLIMITED
Website Transfer Ksh. 1,000
No. of Websites 1
Softaculous Yes
Free Domain No
Other Features DNS ManagementSSH Access

Cloudflare Ready

Email Virus Scanning

Backups

For this package, you are expected to pay Ksh. 14,100/yr for your loaded website with heavy traffic.

Of course, most people will find this to be such uneconomical.

Why?

The only additional benefit you get for paying Ksh. 7,000 more is the unlimited disc space and bandwidth.

If I was to get a similar package at HostPinnacle for Ksh. 10,000/yr, I would get free website transfer and FREE Web Design by an Expert.

This would be accompanied by 4 GB RAM, which is 8 times what is available with the Gold package at Kenya Web Experts.

Another added advantage would be the unlimited websites/blogs that you can host with HostPinnacle.

Let’s see what Truehost Kenya will give you on top of unlimited disc space and unlimited bandwidth for Ksh. 14,500/yr.

The added advantage you would get for choosing Truehost is the ability to host an unlimited number of websites at no additional cost.

As mentioned on several occasions, this is a benefit you don’t want to underestimate.

And that’s where window shopping becomes most important.

You want to compare and compare as many web hosts as possible.

Narrow down to a few and choose the best company that suits your needs.

Kenya Web Reseller Hosting Prices

If you have been looking for an online business opportunity that requires little capital, try reselling web hosting services in Kenya.

Web designers with several clients can also opt for reseller web hosting.

If Kenya Web Experts is your choice company, you can get started with as little as Ksh. 2,900/month.

With this little amount you get 50GB of disc space and 500GB bandwidth, which you can split into several accounts for your clients.

KENYA WEB EXPERTS STARTER RESELLER HOSTING FEATURES & PRICES
Reseller Starter Package
Ksh. 2,900/month
Disc Space 50 GB
Bandwidth 500 GB
Cpanel Accounts 40
SSL Certificate FREE
Billing Software FREE WHMCS
Private Nameservers
WHM
Cpanel
Softaculous
Domain Reseller Account
Other Features Unlimited MySQL DatabasesUnlimited Subdomains

Online FIle Manager

99% Uptime

Unlimited Email

The Starter Reseller package allows you to generate a maximum of 40 Cpanel accounts for your clients using your name.

Honestly, 40 clients sharing 50GB disc space may not work for average websites. That’s about 1GB for each of the 40 clients.

However, if your clients only need simple landing pages with below average traffic, this would work for you and them.

Let’s compare this with a few other Web hosts in Kenya offering reseller hosting services.

The Truehost Silver Reseller plan that costs Ksh 2500 per month scores better than the Kenya Web equivalent.

For Ksh 400 less, Truehost gives you the same webspace, but with unlimited Bandwidth, and a maximum of 50 cPanel Accounts.

HostPinnacle probably has the cheapest reseller plan, which costs Ksh. 1500/month.

This gives you access to 35GB disc space, FREE SSL certificates, unlimited bandwidth, and a free domain.

As your reseller business grows, you will need more disc space and bandwidth for your clients.

Kenya Web Experts allows you to upgrade to the Standard reseller hosting package for Ksh. 4,400/month.

KENYA WEB EXPERTS STANDARD RESELLER HOSTING FEATURES & PRICES
Reseller Standard Package
Ksh. 4,400/month
Disc Space 75 GB
Bandwidth 750 GB
Cpanel Accounts 60
SSL Certificate FREE
Billing Software FREE WHMCS
Private Nameservers
WHM
Cpanel
Softaculous
Domain Reseller Account
Other Features Unlimited MySQL DatabasesUnlimited Subdomains

Online FIle Manager

99% Uptime

Unlimited Email

With the Standard Reseller plan, you get 75GB of web space and 750GB bandwidth/yr.

The plan allows you to generate a maximum of 60 cPanel accounts for your clients.

If this still doesn’t work for you, consider subscribing to the Gold Reseller plan for Ksh. 6,000 per month.

Apart from all the features of the other packages, the Gold Package gives you 100GB disc space and 1000GB bandwidth for your clients.

The plan also allows you to create a maximum of 80 cPanel accounts for your clients.

Kenya Web Experts Pros

99 % Uptime Guarantee to ensure your website/blog is available all the time.

Friendly and knowledgeable Customer Support via email and phone support.

45 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Several years of web hosting experience.

Cons

Their services are costly compared to several other web hosts in Kenya.

Website migration to Kenya Web Experts is not free.

Unattractive RAM values for all shared hosting packages.

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